Gone are the days when the voices of Tom Brady and Rob Gronkowski were silenced due to New England Patriots culture. His former head coach, Bill Belichick, preferred his players to adopt his firm and monotonous approach when it came to dealing with the media.
Fast forward to current times with Brady and Gronk vital parts of reigning Super Bowl champion Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The last offseason was full of turmoil and turmoil for various reasons. The most prevalent of these is the COVID-19 pandemic that devastated the world and continues to do so.
That same offseason brought a change for the New England Patriots, as Tom Brady decided to risk elsewhere to change scenery. When he landed, he encountered head coach Bruce Arians in Tampa, a culture that can be considered almost the exact opposite of what he experienced for 20 seasons as a Patriot.
Meanwhile, somewhere in WWE, Rob Gronkowski also retired from the Patriots after the 2018 NFL season and wrestling for fans around the world. Retirement looked good on Gronk as he participated in wrestling, presented awards, and made other guest announcements on television.
Tom Brady is reunited with an old friend
Following Tom Brady’s decision to go to Tampa, he approached Gronk and Gronk made the decision to come out of retirement to join his good friend Tom Brady in his search for ring number seven. Before the arrival of Brady and Gronk in the 2019 NFL season, the Buccaneers were a talented group of players just trying to solve the missing piece of a quarterback.
Wide receiver Mike Evans had just come off a 2019 Pro Bowl-level season with eight touchdowns and 1,157 yards. The Buccaneers also had wide receiver Chris Godwin, who finished that same year with nine touchdowns and 1,333 yards. And with so much defensive talent, the arrival of Brady and Gronk seemed like the perfect match.
What did Tom Brady say about Gronk?
In a recent YouTube segment called “Tommy and Gronk,” the former Patriots were reading questions from fans. One of the questions was whether Gronk could still play. Tom Brady took it upon himself to answer the question. “Gronk is a beast. Gronk could play until 50. And Gronk … I’ve never seen a better Gronk, let me say that for the record.”
Gronk also responded in his typical Gronkowski way, in a way, saying, “I’ve said enough. Because you’ll see this year who the real Gronk is.” If you take Tom Brady’s word, Brady, Gronk and the Bucs may be back in the thick of their next Super Bowl title race.